Jenelle Evans and David Eason lost custody of three of their children during a court hearing earlier this week. However, next week Evans is due back in court — in hopes of finding “a solution on how to get her kids back.”
“Jenelle has no idea when she’ll get them back,” a source told Radar Online on May 28. “She’s devastated.”
Evans’ husband reportedly killed the family dog, Nugget, at the end of last month — an act which prompted Child Protective Services to launch an investigation into the family’s North Carolina household. Then, just a short time later, Evans and Eason’s kids — including 11-year-old Maryssa, 4-year-old Kaiser, and 2-year-old Ensley — were removed from the home.
“The judge told her that she was not going to be getting her children back today, and set a future court date of June 4,” the source continued.
According to the report, the judge on Evans and Eason’s case listened to testimony from people who have been around the couple, and was told that they were “constantly screaming and arguing” — behavior which has allegedly been terrifying for their children. It was also noted that CPS had described the state of Evans and Eason’s home as “horrific” and “filthy,” with holes present in all of their walls.
Although the couple’s parenting abilities have been pulled into question, Evans has been able to keep in touch with her kids. She is allowed to visit with each of them once a week, for an hour, at the Department of Social Services.
“She can meet them in the office, she cannot go see them in their homes,” the insider told Radar Online.
“Jenelle is cooperating with the judge’s orders,” a second insider shared. “Jenelle wants to focus on what’s most important and that’s her kids.”
While rumors began swirling in regard to a potential divorce between Evans and Eason after their family dog was killed, the couple has not split — and isn’t expected to do so anytime soon. Instead, they are sticking by one another, remaining married as their fight to regain custody of their children continues.
Evans and Eason got married in September of 2017, after welcoming their daughter, Ensley, several months prior. Shortly thereafter, however, Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2 due to a series of homophobic tweets shared to his now-deleted Twitter feed. Then, just over one year later, MTV fired Evans after learning of the death of their family dog.
Teen Mom 2 airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. on MTV.